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USDA Finalizes Changes to the Women, Infants and Children Program

Vilsack said the revisions reflect public comments submitted in response to the first major changes in more than 30 years.

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Child Sex Sting Results in Felony Charges Against Five [AUDIO]

A child sex sting operation by a Wyoming Law Enforcement team has resulted in federal felony charges against five men. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says there is a major reason why the USDA is setting up a system of regional climate change hubs

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Forage Good on National Elk Refuge, No Supplemental Feeding Yet [AUDIO]

After being stalled for more than two years, the House passes the Farm Bill. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says it is a good first step. Biologists believe forage conditions at the National Elk Refuge remain good enough that supplemental feeding of elk and bison is not required at this time

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Farm Bill Passes House, Heads to Senate

The House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill Wednesday by a vote of 251 to 166. The Senate is expected to take up the bill later this week.

Negotiators from the House and Senate spent several we

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Burbot Bash Coming Up at Flaming Gorge Reservoir [AUDIO]

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a $10 million dollar grant will help researchers find ways to convert beetle invested trees into biofuel feedstocks. Anglers will have a chance to win big money and a two-year lease on a new truck in the upcoming annual Burbot Bash at Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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Agriculture Secretary Talks About Food Insecurity

Vilsack says the report underscores the importance of programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,

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Lower Whiteback Pine Cone Production Could Mean More Hunter-Grizzly Conflicts [AUDIO]

Currently there are at least 50 wildfires burning in the west. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the agency is committed to expanded opportunities to reduce the fuel load on the national forests

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Wildfire Plane Will Be Based in Casper This Summer [AUDIO]

Federal Officials say this year's wildfire season is made even more challenging because of sequestration. Doug Randall reports. A DC-10 Jet Aircraft configured to fight wildfires will be based at the Casper/Natrona County Airport this summer. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Courtesy of USDA/flickr)
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Courtesy of USDA/flickr)
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Vilsack Says Time A Concern for Farm Bill [AUDIO]

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says whether there will be enough time to get a new farm bill in place for the coming growing season depends on what congress does. Officials with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will be on the University of Wyoming campus tomorrow to answer questions on how UW researchers can obtain large time allocations on the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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U.S.D.A. Streamlines Disaster Declaration Process



Counties whose farmers are being hit by heat and drought will find it easier and faster to be designated as agricultural disaster areas under some new rules announced by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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